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By Lawrence Block

An historic brotherhood meets every year within the again room of a swank new york restuarant, a fraternity created in mystery to have fun existence by way of celebrating its lifeless. however the previous 3 a long time haven't been style to the membership of 31. Matthew Scudder -- ex-cop, ex-boozer -- has identified loss of life in all its guises, that's why he as been requested to enquire a baffling, thirty-year run of suicides and suspiciously random injuries that has thinned the ranks of this very opt for crew of gents. yet Scudder has mortality difficulties of his personal, for his is a urban that feeds mercilessly at the unsuspecting -- or even the strong and those that serve them are effortless prey. There are too many secrets and techniques right here, and too many areas for a maddeningly sufferer serial killer to hide...and wait...and strike.

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He only missed winning by two or three inches, and they tried to talk him into taking another turn, but he wouldn’t have any part of it. ‘Are you kidding, man? I’m a cripple. Now, listen, all of you. Nobody ever saw this, right? ’ ’’ ‘‘Ah, Matty, you’re beautiful. You actually saw this, right? And what about Elaine? ’’ I dropped an envelope on his desk. ’’ He opened it. ’’ ‘‘I’d have been here earlier,’’ I said, ‘‘but I stopped at the one-hour photo place first. The light wasn’t great, and it was no time to start popping flashbulbs, so it’s no prizewinner.

That’s part of it. ’’ ‘‘I sat down and made a list of our deceased members and the various ways they died. Some of them very obviously had not been murdered, their deaths could only have been the result of natural causes. Phil Kalish, for example, killed in a head-on on the LIE. The other driver was drunk, he’d managed to get on the wrong side of the divider and was speeding eastbound in the westbound lane. ’’ ‘‘And some Viet Cong or North Vietnamese soldier killed Jim Severance. ’’ His fingers just touched the bowl of the snifter, then withdrew.

Watching the play of emotions on your face. ’’ ‘‘You old bear,’’ she said, and sat down on the couch next to me. ’’ ‘‘Oh? ’’ Afterward, as we were lying side by side, she said, ‘‘You know, when I was saying earlier that the club was a real guy thing, I wasn’t just making war-between-the-sexes jokes. It’s very much a male province, getting together to work out a relationship with mortality. ’’ ‘‘Well, shoes are important. You’re an old bear. ’’ She yawned. ‘‘I’m making it sound as though women’s concerns are trivial, and I don’t think that for a minute.

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